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Q & A From A Seller - How Can Feng Shui Help Sell My Home?

Updated: Mar 10

Q: How is feng shui going to help my home sell?

Feng Shui is much more than just interior decorating. It is all about how you FEEL when you step inside the front door. Do you want potential buyers to instantly feel calm and happy, or dark and unpleasant in your home? Bringing a Feng Shui Master into your home to clear negative or stuck energies from previous owners will get you one step closer to selling your home.

Q: What are a few changes I can make to shift the energy in my home, in hopes that it will attract a buyer?

The entryway to your home is very important. In feng shui, it is believed that the front door is the energy gateway to your home. A strong front door will attract an abundance of good energy. Use lush plants and calm artwork in this area of the home. In Orange County, we have so much natural beauty around us from the cool blue ocean waves to lush green trees. Imagine recreating this calm toes-in-the-sand feeling in your entryway, to make potential buyers feel at ease right off the bat.

You can also try decorating with a round table in the center of the entryway if you don't already have one or a small side table with a rug. This will help the positive Qi (energy) flow freely through the front door and around inside your house, while keeping the negative Qi out. Also remember, to clean all the windows at the front door. Windows are the eyes of the home and you want them to be sparkly clean for that good first impression.

Q: Without a Feng Shui Master are there any feng shui tips I can keep in mind when selling my home?

Sometimes good feng shui goes along with good common sense. Remember, the goal is to make buyers fall in love with your home and want to live in it, not be turned off by it. Make your home as visually appealing as possible with the least amount of clutter. Even remember to clean out and tidy all drawers, closets, and cabinets. Buyers often peek inside these hidden spaces and you don't want them to be surprised by a mess. It is also a good idea to have your home professionally cleaned, including all carpets. If you have pets, make sure there are no foul odors. Fix all chipped paint on the walls and baseboards and change out all dim light bulbs and dated fixtures. If you have dated bedding or an older couch, simply update the look with some inexpensive pillows and throws or a new comforter. A little extra work can go a long way when trying to attract a buyer so try to make your home feel bright and beautiful, it will pay off in the end.